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    Episode 10 An Amphibian Love Story

    Singing frogs and Nattering Toads How does one attract the opposite sex? It could be good looks, physical fitness, a nice home, or even how you smell! But what about how you sound? In some animals it’s all in the voice. Toads and frogs have developed impressive calls to attract a mate. In this episode, Colin Stafford Johnson looks at two of Ireland’s amphibians, the common frog and the Natterjack Toad, and sets out to record their unique calls. In February he explored a mass frog spawning site at Glendalough in Co. Wicklow with Rob Gandola, from the Irish Herpetological Society; and in April, Ferdia Marnell, National Parks and Wildlife Service, and local conservation ranger Pascal Dower visit a Natterjack Toad breeding pond at Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry.

    Location: Glendalough, Co. Wicklow; Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry Contributors: Dr Ferdia Marnell, Rob Gandola, Pascal Dower; Paddy Madden, Elaine Scanlon and schoolchildren, Kilmacud National school. Picture Caption: Pascal Dower and Ferdia Marnell, National Parks and Wildlife Service, tak

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    An Amphibian Love Story

    Singing frogs and Nattering Toads How does one attract the opposite sex?

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    This ten part radio documentary series sees Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson turn his talents to radio. Colin travels across the country on the hunt for some of our most remarkable animals and wild places. Tune in and allow yourself to be transported to Skellig Michael, with its noisy storm petrels, manx shearwaters and puffins; or into the midst of a grey seal colony on the windswept Inishkea Islands; venture below ground.

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